What is Pencil vs. Camera Art?
"Pencil Vs Camera" is an imaginative and fun art form pioneered by Belgian visual artist Ben Heine that began in 2010. Blending photography and drawings, Heine brings together real photographs with fantastical sketches into a fascinating mixed medium where the artist's hand is always present in the images to represent the connection between viewer, artist and artwork.
What is Surrealism?
Surrealism is an art movement that began in the 1920s. It was all about experimenting with your imagination. Surrealists artist like Rene Magritte, Salavador Dali and Joan Miro liked to juxtapose objects that were not normally seen together or create scenarios that didn't quite make sense and were a stretch from reality. Contemporary Artist Ben Heine uses surrealism in MANY of his creations. Try to find an example of surrealism in some of his works.
You will be creating a work of art inspired by the work of Artist Ben Heine. You will be required to include photography and drawing in your completed work.
1.) Choose a photo or take a photo that you would like to work with (make sure it is high resolution 1000x1000 pixels or more is ideal).
2.) Make a plan for your drawing
3.) tear a piece of paper to create your drawing.
4.) Start Drawing! (be sure to tape your drawing down to your photo before beginning)
5.) Upload your original photo to Pixlr.
6.) Take a photo of your hand holding your drawing in front of a green screen and upload it to Pixlr.
7.) Remove the green background and rotate, resize and/or crop the photo of your hand so that it fits with your original photo.
This Project is Due Next Friday (December 9th) at the end of class. I will be covering the tools you will need to know to complete this project throughout the week. You will have some In-Class assignments and tutorials you will also be graded on including your weekly Blog assignment.